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Name: Prowl
Series: Bot Shots
Allegiance: Autobot
Alternate Mode: Mustang Police Cae



POLICE CAR MODE
Height: 3cm Length: 5.5cm Width: 3.5cm

   A small white & black superdeformed Mustang with white doors, Prowl is white plastic with black along the bottom & on the front. He has red painted strobes on the roof and silver windows. There's no allegiance symbol or police car markings - which I can understand at this size. I would have some sort of police badge here, but it's still obviously a police car.

   This chibi police car has a massive spoiler on the back and a fairly low detail front piece featuring sculpted headlights & grille - and they're trademark Mustang despite the simplified sculpt. He has large sports car-esque tyres rounding out the simple details here.

   A cute little car and one that has a lot more colour than his mould-mate Barricade (which explains why Prowl is a Mustang). He does miss something without even an attempt at Prowl's distinctive door badges, but works better than Barricade despite the mould suiting that character better.

TRANSFORMATION TO ROBOT MODE

   In theory you have to crash him headlong into another Bot Shot. You can always just press on the front bumper. Either way, through internal gears and springs he'll stand up on his feet (between the rear wheels), the front will flip back to reveal his head and the doors pop out to form arms.

ROBOT MODE
Height: 5cm Width: 7cm

   A white robot with silver paint on his face, Prowl has blue eyes and a red crest. His chest is black with silver screwheads (that kinda work as the headlights on Prowl's chest). There's also the spinning panel on his chest which will be either red, blue or green depending on position. There's less black here than in vehicle mode, but that helps us focus on the well painted head.

   As with all Bot Shots, this is a very short, chibi robot. The feet are big while the legs are vestigial, the torso short and the head huge. His arms splay out to the sides and there's a backpack in the form of the front of the car. Aside from the spinning panel, there's no play value here. His facial features are clearly designed to suit the Prowl character.

   The scores on his chest are Sword 835 (red); Blaster 255 (blue) & Fist 540 (green).

   A simple robot with a nice colour scheme, Prowl works about as well as a Bot Shots robot mode is going to.

VARIATIONS

   None that I'm aware of. As mentioned, he shares the mould with Barricade.

OVERALL

   Bot Shots are incredibly simple, cutesy Transformers. You're either going to appreciate them or hate the concept. Having said that, from the few I've sampled he's a good effort. The vehicle model doesn't really match the character but overall this shared mould works quite well for Prowl - 7/10

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